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Meet Your DFW NACE Board of Directors

Each year, a select group of your fellow event professionals are elected to the DFW NACE Board of Directors to serve as the local representation to the NACE National organization as well as to be the leaders of local chapter initiatives. These individuals volunteer their time and talent creating engaging content and offering progressive ideas to ensure we continue to be one of the very best chapters in the nation. If you are interested in working with one of these Board Members on their committees visit our Get Involved in NACE page. If you are interested in serving on the board in the future, email our past president Jessica Cates.

Miss Caitlin Hanlon Hartwigsen

Ways and Means Chair, DFW NACE Republic National Distributing CompanyDistrict Manager Hotel and Catering
Other 4601 Amesbury Drive Apt 2533 Dallas Dallas TX 75206 United States Cell Phone: 817-372-3474
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Biographical Info

Republic National Distributing Company – September 2009 to Present

On Premise Heritage Specialist- October 2013 to Present

  • Managed the Constellation portfolio in 9.8 million dollar territory compromised of 10 sales reps and over 450 accounts within the on premise environment
  • Partnered with district managers to design plans to motivate our teams working to exceed goals on CBI programs, implement new National Account programs, and increase overall CBI sales
  • Spearheaded a key CBI sponsorship program, managing the diverse relationship between supplier and account, generating increased cases and scope
  • Presidents Club 2014
  • Specialist of the year 2014


Hotel and Catering Specialist – March 2012 to October 2013

  • Increased sales in territory by 35% from 1.4 million to 1.9 million
  • Worked with highly visible hotel accounts; Hilton Anatole, Omni Dallas, Rosewood Mansion, and Hotel Zaza ensured brand execution, elevated relationships, and captured viable business opportunities to meet sales goals
  • Successfully implemented mandates within National Accounts while gaining increased penetration within all outlets in the hotel
  • Designed, coordinated, and directed special tasting events within key accounts to facilitate partnerships and help target priorities


On Premise Wine Main Pad Outlining Fort Worth and Mid-Cities – September 2009 to March 2012

  • Developed key account partnerships in outer lining territory going from Class B to direct
  • Flipped key Class B and Glazer accounts to RNDC, building relationships to become the distributor of choice
  • Conducted restaurant staff training to help educate employees on wine knowledge & presentation
  • Managed the key Southlake territory
  • President’s Club 2010, 2011, and 2012
  • Customer Service Award 2010
  • Sales Representative of the year 2011



Glazer’s – May 2009 to August 2009

Retail Internship

  • Performed resets within the DFW marketplace
  • Developed a marketing strategy for the retail sake category




University of North Texas, Bachelor of Science – Hospitality Management, 2009
Professional development:

  • WSET Advanced with Distinction
  • WSET II with Merit
  • Women’s Leadership Forum


Computer Skills: Proficient in Microstrategy , Pocket Advantage, ASW, SPA, Microsoft Excel,  Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook



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